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Electabuzz
Electric Pokémon
エレブー
Eleboo
#125
Electabuzz



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Type
Electric Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Static Cacophony
Cacophony
Vital Spirit
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
75% male, 25% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Electabuzz
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Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
Electabuzz
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
156
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Electabuzz
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F125.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
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Electabuzz (Japanese: エレブー Eleboo) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Elekid starting at level 30 and evolves into Electivire when traded while holding an Electirizer.

Biology

Electabuzz is a slightly humanoid Pokémon with a few feline traits. It has antennae with bulbous tips where its ears should be, two long tufts of fur on top of its head, small eyes, and two large fangs in its upper jaw. It is covered in yellow fur with many black stripes. There is a large, lightning bolt-shaped stripe on Electabuzz's chest, a V-shaped stripe on its forehead, one stripe on its side, a thick stripe down its back, two bands on each leg, several broken bands on each arm, and many rings around its long tail. There are three clawed toes on each of its feet, two in front and one in back, and five fingers on each hand.

In the dark, Electabuzz will glow light blue from the electrical charges running across its body. It is constantly leaking more electricity than it consumes. Electabuzz often gathered groups around tall tress in order to wait for the upcoming storm. During torrential thunderstorms, Electabuzz will compete to find locations likely to be struck by lightning in order to absorb the electric power. Electabuzz is often used as an alternative to lightning rods because it is unharmed by the absorption of electricity. It is also capable of entirely nonverbal communication via electrical currents when in close proximity to another of its species. Blackouts have been known to happen when groups of Electabuzz gather to consume electricity of power plants, thus often gets blamed for the occuring power outages. As a result, Ground-type Pokémon are kept around power plants to keep Electabuzz from raiding.

As demonstrated in the anime, Electabuzz is sent into a rage by the color red. In battle, Electabuzz windmills its arms, apparently to add momentum to its punches. This method of battle seems ineffective, as opponents can escape in the meantime. Electabuzz typically resides near power plants and can cause blackouts in cities, though it can also be found in grasslands.

In the anime

Electabuzz in the anime

Major appearances

Paul's Electabuzz

In Smells Like Team Spirit, Paul's Elekid evolved into an Electabuzz during the Tag Battle Competition. In Lost Leader Strategy!, it was revealed that Paul had left his Electabuzz under the care of his brother, Reggie. It then returned to Paul's team after the events of Enter Galactic!. It was revealed to have evolved into Electivire in Casting a Paul on Barry!.

Other

Electabuzz debuted in Showdown at Dark City, under the ownership of Kaz. It is the Kas Gym's primary Pokémon and was used in the feuds that the Kas and Yas Gyms were having.

In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy used an Electabuzz in his battle against Ash. It went up against Pikachu and won due to it being extremely resilient to most attacks thrown at it, not even requiring to evade any of them.

In Enter The Dragonite, Drake used an Electabuzz in his battle against Ash. It went up against Bulbasaur and Charizard, defeating the former before being defeated by the latter.

In Current Events, an Electabuzz was the head of security in an electric company's power station. It attacked Ash and his Chikorita, believing them to be intruders, but it was then captured by Team Rocket. However, it was later freed.

In A Promise is a Promise, Dr. Namba used an Electabuzz. It wore a headgear that made it angry and thus increased the power of its attacks. Despite this, it was defeated by Pikachu and Sparky with a double Thunder attack.

In Love, Pokémon Style, Macy used an Electabuzz in her Silver Conference battle against Ash and his Phanpy before being recalled. It later battled and defeated Totodile, before losing to Squirtle despite having the type advantage.

In Saved by the Beldum, Jump used an Electabuzz during the first round of the Ever Grande Conference, where it was defeated by Morrison's newly evolved Metang.

In Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered!, Tony used an Electabuzz to battle Ash's Riolu in the World Coronation Series, but it was defeated.

Minor appearances

In Riddle Me This, an Electabuzz performed for Gary and his entourage while they stayed at one of Cinnabar Island's hostels.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Electabuzz was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In Pikachu Re-Volts, an Electabuzz was controlled by Cassidy and Butch via their Drowzee at Mandarin Island North.

A pink Electabuzz appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.

In The Power of One, multiple Electabuzz sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

An Electabuzz appeared in Pokémon Double Trouble.

An Electabuzz appeared in a fantasy in The Rivalry Revival.

An Electabuzz appeared in a fantasy in The Double Trouble Header.

In As Clear As Crystal, an Electabuzz was affected by a crystal that gave a lake the ability to heal Electric-type Pokémon.

An Electabuzz appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Dawn of a Royal Day!, a Coordinator's Electabuzz competed in the Battle Stage of the Arrowroot Contest.

In Zoroark: Master of Illusions, an Electabuzz was on the Jubilife Reds team competing at the Pokémon Baccer World Cup. It briefly reappeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

A student's Electabuzz appeared in The Guardian's Challenge!. It reappeared in the banned episode SM064.

A Trainer's Electabuzz appeared in Crystal-Clear Sleuthing!.

A Trainer's Electabuzz appeared in One Journey Ends, Another Begins...

Two Trainers' Electabuzz appeared in A Glaring Rivalry!. One of them reappeared in a flashback in A Masked Warning!.

In Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper!, an Electabuzz pitched in a Pokémon Base game. It reappeared in a televised game in Night of a Thousand Poses!.

In I Choose You!, an Electabuzz fell under the control of Marshadow.

In Alola, Kanto!, an Electabuzz had its photo taken by Rotom.

A Trainer's Electabuzz appeared in Sours for the Sweet!.

In Securing the Future!, a Trainer's Electabuzz joined the rest of Alola in showering Necrozma with light so it could return to its normal form.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Trainer's Electabuzz was at Old Shore Wharf.

Two Electabuzz appeared in A Crackling Raid Battle!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP042 Scyther and Electabuzz Ash's Pokédex Scyther and Electabuzz are both rare Pokémon. They are able to distinguish colors and become enraged by the color red.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP199 Electabuzz Ash's Pokédex Electabuzz, the Electric Pokémon. Electabuzz is the evolved form of Elekid. With powerful electric currents constantly coursing through its body, Electabuzz appears to glow.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP052 Electabuzz Dawn's Pokédex Electabuzz, the Electric Pokémon. An evolved form of Elekid. It appears near power generators, and because it eats electricity, it can cause blackouts.

In the manga

Electabuzz in Pokémon Adventures

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

Heath controlled an Electabuzz in Team Dim Sun.

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Rudy's Electabuzz was his first choice of Pokémon in his Gym battle against Ash.

Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon

An Electabuzz appears in Pocket Monsters HeartGold & SoulSilver Go! Go! Pokéathlon.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

An Electabuzz appeared in PMHGSS11.

Pokémon Adventures

Electabuzz debuts in Buzz Off, Electabuzz!, under the ownership of Lt. Surge. It is so vicious that even its Trainer cannot keep it in its Poké Ball and its Thunder Punch attack tears through ground floors like wheat. Although the most that Poli can do against it at first is freeze its feet so that Red and Poli can flee, the tables turn when Poli evolves into Poliwrath and throws Electabuzz and its Trainer both off the ship. Electabuzz later appears to fight Morty's Misdreavus, but while its continuous Thunder attacks do a number of damage, the ghost's Pain Split and Spite leave it unable to attack.

An Electabuzz silhouette appears when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

An Electabuzz is seen in Professor Oak's explanation in A Flaaffy Kerfuffle that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

A Scientist's Electabuzz appeared in Deprogramming Porygon-Z.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

An Electabuzz appeared in Regain the Deserted Power Plant!.

Giovanni's Electabuzz appeared in Squirtle, the Crybaby Pokémon and Good-Bye, Pikachu?!.

An Electabuzz appeared in I Want to Become Popular!!.

Pokémon Zensho

An Electabuzz appeared in PZ04, under the ownership of Lt. Surge.

In the TCG

Main article: Electabuzz (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#125
Red Normally found near power plants, they can wander away and cause major blackouts in cities.
Blue
Yellow If a major power outage occurs, it is certain that this Pokémon has eaten electricity at a power plant.
Stadium Appear in power plants in search of electricity. They are said to cause major blackouts if they disappear.
Generation II Johto
#155
Gold Electricity runs across the surface of its body. In darkness, its entire body glows a whitish-blue.
Silver Its body constantly discharges electricity. Getting close to it will make your hair stand on end.
Crystal When two Electabuzz touch, they control the electric currents to communicate their feelings.
Stadium 2 Electricity runs across the surface of its body. In darkness, its entire body glows a whitish-blue.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#125
Ruby When a storm arrives, gangs of this Pokémon compete with each other to scale heights that are likely to be stricken by lightning bolts. Some towns use Electabuzz in place of lightning rods.
Sapphire
Emerald When a storm approaches, it competes with others to scale heights that are likely to be stricken by lightning. Some towns use Electabuzz in place of lightning rods.
FireRed It loves to feed on strong electricity. It occasionally appears around large power plants and so on.
LeafGreen Normally found near power plants, they can wander away and cause major blackouts in cities.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #198
Johto
#157
Diamond Half of all blackouts occur when this Pokémon appears at power plants and eats electricity.
Pearl
Platinum It windmills its arms to slightly boost its punches. Foes have been known to escape in the meantime.
HeartGold Electricity runs across the surface of its body. In darkness, its entire body glows a whitish-blue.
SoulSilver Its body constantly discharges electricity. Getting close to it will make your hair stand on end.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #057
Black It windmills its arms to slightly boost its punches. Foes have been known to escape in the meantime.
White
Black 2 Research is progressing on storing lightning in Electabuzz so this energy can be used at any time.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Electricity runs across the surface of its body. In darkness, its body glows a whitish blue.
Y It loves to feed on strong electricity. It occasionally appears around large power plants and so on.
Omega Ruby When a storm arrives, gangs of this Pokémon compete with each other to scale heights that are likely to be stricken by lightning bolts. Some towns use Electabuzz in place of lightning rods.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #227
Alola
USUM: #296
Kanto
#125
Sun Half of all sudden blackouts are caused by Electabuzz gathering at electric power plants and gobbling up electricity.
Moon Electricity leaks from it in amounts far greater than the amount of electricity it eats.
Ultra Sun Electricity permeates its body. It swings its arms round and round to charge up electricity before unleashing a punch.
Ultra Moon While it's often blamed for power outages, the truth is the cause of outages is more often an error on the part of the electric company.
Let's Go Pikachu If a major power outage occurs, it is certain that this Pokémon has eaten electricity at a power plant.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #016
Sword Many power plants keep Ground-type Pokémon around as a defense against Electabuzz that come seeking electricity.
Shield With the coming of a storm, many of these Pokémon will gather under tall trees and sit there waiting for lightning to strike.


Game locations

Generation I
Red
Power Plant
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Trade
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Route 10
Crystal
Route 10
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Power Plant
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Elekid
Platinum
Route 222
HeartGold SoulSilver
Route 10, Safari Zone
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black
Trade, Event
White
Evolve Elekid
Black 2
Trade
White 2
Evolve Elekid
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Electric)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Elekid
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 12, Blush Mountain (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Blush Mountain, Mount Hokulani (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Power Plant
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake
Giant's Bed, Giant's Foot, Ballimere Lake (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Tunnel
Pinball
Red Field: Lavender Town
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Elekid
Ranger
Go-Rock Base
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Amp Plains (10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-9F)
MD Sky
Amp Plains (10F, Far Amp Plains 1F-9F)
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship, Chroma Ruins, Altru Building
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode B & A, Advanced Mode C & S)
MD Light
Evolve Elekid
PokéPark Wii
Haunted Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Layuda Island
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: Firebreathing Mountain, World Axle - B2F
Rumble U
Conductor Room: Rumbling Magnetic Motors
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 2
Shuffle
Violeta Palace: Stage 391
Rumble World
White Ruins: Rumbling Hall (All Areas), Distortion Land: Electromagnetic Plant (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Garchomp Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Electabuzz Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
P Pokémon Festa 2006 Electabuzz Japanese Japan 30 November 25, 2006 to January 31, 2007
BW Trade for Evolution! Electabuzz Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010
Y Spring 2014 Electabuzz PAL region Europe, Australia, and South Africa 30 April 1 to September 30, 2014

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Platinum Electirizer Electirizer (5%)
Sun Moon Electirizer Electirizer (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Electirizer Electirizer (5%)
Sword Shield Electirizer Electirizer (5%)
Events* Electirizer Electirizer (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
83
79 - 148 153 - 291
57
55 - 119 107 - 234
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
490
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 85.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
15/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Thunder Shock Electric Special 04040 100100% 30
011 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Swift Normal Special 06060 00——% 20
1616 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00——% 20
2020 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 09090% 20
2424 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2828 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100100% 15
3434 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
4646 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100100% 15
5252 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
5858 Thunder Electric Special 110110 07070% 10
6464 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Electabuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Electabuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM75Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM80Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR80Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Electabuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Electabuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
MachopMachokeMachamp Cross Chop Fighting Physical 100 80% 5
MachopMachokeMachampTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100 50% 5
HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopLucarioGalladeCinderace
ClobbopusGrapploct
Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
HitmonchanTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
TimburrGurdurrConkeldurrPangoroGrimmsnarl Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100 90% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Electabuzz in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Electabuzz in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Electabuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Electabuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Electabuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Electabuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Electabuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Electabuzz
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Barrier × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Covet Normal Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Follow Me Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Karate Chop × Fighting Physical 05050 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Meditate × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rolling Kick × Fighting Physical 06060 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Electabuzz
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Electabuzz
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Charge Lt. Surge's Electabuzz (Gym Heroes 6)
Lt. Surge's Electabuzz (Gym Heroes 27)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin125.png Pinani125.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani125.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Power Plant
Phrases
51%-100% HP All I need is electricity! Nothing else!
26%-50% HP Urk! My health's halved! There's not enough electricity.
1%-25% HP Shoot, I'm done... There's not even a volt of electricity left.
Level up I leveled up! I'm buzzing with electricity!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 125.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
Electric
Field move: Recharge fm.pngRecharge fm.pngRecharge fm.png
(Recharge ×3)
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 13 Max. exp.: 13
Browser entry R-188
Electabuzz attacks by widely discharging power. It can also recharge the Styler.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist: Electric PA.png
Electric
Field move: Flash - field move.png
(Flash ×-)
Browser entry R-071
It discharges electricity from its body. It attacks by shooting bolts of electricity.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Electric
Poké Assist:
(present)
Electric Assist.png
Electric
Field move:
(present)
Electrify 2 field move.png
(Electrify ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-116
It creates waves of electricity around it that make Pokémon Stopped.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush125Body.png Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 53 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW125.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Electabuzz are the brothers of Elekid, who is in the Haunted Zone. Their favorite Attractions are Tangrowth's Swing-Along and Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Electric
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT125.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Electric
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#518
Shuffle125.png

Heavy Hitter
Sometimes increases damage.


Pokémon GO
GO125.png Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 198 Base Defense: 158
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Electabuzz Candy 100 + Sinnoh Stone1
Fast Attacks: Thunder Shock, Low Kick
Charged Attacks: Thunder Punch, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Frustration, Return

Evolution

239Elekid.png
Baby form
Elekid
 Electric 
Egg
Breed


Rare Candy
Level 30
125Electabuzz.png
First evolution
Electabuzz
 Electric 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Electirizer
Trade
holding Electirizer
466Electivire.png
Second evolution
Electivire
 Electric 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 125.png Spr b g1 125.png Spr 1y 125.png Spr b g1 125.png Spr 1g 125.png Spr b g1 125.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 125.png Spr b 2g 125.png Spr 2s 125.png Spr b 2g 125.png Spr 2c 125.png Spr b 2c 125.png
Spr 2g 125 s.png Spr b 2g 125 s.png Spr 2s 125 s.png Spr b 2g 125 s.png Spr 2c 125 s.png Spr b 2g 125 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 125.png Spr b 3r 125.png Spr 3e 125.png Spr b 3r 125.png Spr 3f 125.png Spr b 3f 125.png
Spr 3r 125 s.png Spr b 3r 125 s.png Spr 3e 125 s.png Spr b 3r 125 s.png Spr 3f 125 s.png Spr b 3f 125 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 125.png Spr b 4d 125.png Spr 4p 125.png Spr b 4p 125.png Spr 4h 125.png Spr b 4p 125.png
Spr 4d 125 s.png Spr b 4d 125 s.png Spr 4p 125 s.png Spr b 4p 125 s.png Spr 4h 125 s.png Spr b 4p 125 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 125.png Spr b 5b 125.png Spr 5b 125.png Spr b 5b 125.png
Spr 5b 125 s.png Spr b 5b 125 s.png Spr 5b 125 s.png Spr b 5b 125 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 125.png Spr b 6x 125.png Spr 6x 125.png Spr b 6x 125.png
Spr 6x 125 s.png Spr b 6x 125 s.png Spr 6x 125 s.png Spr b 6x 125 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 125.png Spr b 7s 125.png Spr 7s 125.png Spr b 7s 125.png
Spr 7s 125 s.png Spr b 7s 125 s.png Spr 7s 125 s.png Spr b 7s 125 s.png
Front Back Front Back
125MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Electabuzz images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Note its fingers
  • Electabuzz and its pre-evolved form share their category name with Zapdos. They are all known as the Electric Pokémon.
  • Magmar and Electabuzz seem to be counterparts; both evolve in a very similar way (first at level 30, then after being traded holding an item which has a name that ends with the suffix "-izer"), both have the same gender ratio (75% male, 25% female), and both are typically exclusive to one version of a pair of games. They both have similar status-inducing Abilities in Flame Body and Static, as well as the same Hidden Ability, Vital Spirit. Since Generation V, they also often learn similar moves at the same level. They even have the same special moves when purified in Pokémon XD: Follow Me and Cross Chop. Their evolutionary relatives were released in the same generation (Generation II and IV).
  • Electabuzz is the only member of its family not to have some physical relation to an AC power unit. Elekid's head is shaped like a power plug while Electivire's back pattern looks like a power socket.
  • Electabuzz is depicted with six fingers (five fingers and one thumb) on both of its hands in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2.

Origin

Electabuzz seems to be based on the Japanese oni, a horned ogre that wore tiger skin as clothing. Most notably Raijin, who is often depicted as an oni, is a god of lightning. Its tail also resembles that of a tiger.

Name origin

Electabuzz is a combination of electric and buzz (possibly referring to the humming sound of electricity).

Eleboo may be a combination of electric and ブンブン bunbun (buzz).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese エレブー Eleboo From electric and possibly ブンブン bunbun
France Flag.png French Élektek From Electric and tek
Spain Flag.png Spanish Electabuzz Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Elektek From Elektrotechnik
Italy Flag.png Italian Electabuzz Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에레브 Elev Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 電擊獸 Dihn'gīksau Literally "Electric shock beast"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 電擊獸 / 电击兽 Diànjíshòu Literally "Electric shock beast"


Related articles

External links

Jynx #124: Jynx
Pokémon
#126: Magmar Magmar


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